Tine (?), n. [See Teen affliction.]

Trouble; distress; teen.

[Obs.] "Cruel winter's tine."



© Webster 1913.

Tine, v. t. [See Tind.]

To kindle; to set on fire. [Obs.] See Tind.

"To tine the cloven wood."


Coals of contention and hot vegneance tind. Spenser.


© Webster 1913.

Tine, v. i. [Cf. Tine distress, or Tine to kindle.]

To kindle; to rage; to smart.


Ne was there slave, ne was there medicine That mote recure their wounds; so inly they did tine. Spenser.


© Webster 1913.

Tine, v. t. [AS. tnan, from tn an inclosure. See Town.]

To shut in, or inclose.

[Prov. Eng.]



© Webster 1913.

Tine, n. [OE. tind, AS. tind; akin to MHG. zint, Icel. tindr, Sw. tinne, and probably to G. zinne a pinnacle, OHG. zinna, and E. tooth. See Tooth.]

A tooth, or spike, as of a fork; a prong, as of an antler.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.